The Journey Church (TJC) provides Pre-Marital Care (PMC) free of charge for TJC Members or those in the process of partnering with TJC through Membership. The counseling is highly encouraged for all members regardless of their wedding location.
We typically prefer to schedule pre-marital care 4-6 months before your wedding, meeting 4-5 times with an assigned mentor couple, with a session duration of 1 to 1.5 hours.
We ask you to be flexible and accommodating since our mentors have time demands, work constraints, and families as well. We also ask you to consider the importance of PMC by making the scheduling a priority.
Please see the steps below for beginning the process.
Step 1: TJC Philosophy of Marriage
We prefer to begin this process 4-6 months prior to initial wedding date, but please continue in the process if less than 4-6 months. Review and complete TJC Philosophy of Marriage to ensure you meet the requirements.
Once you have received your confirmation email from TJC leadership surrounding “Step 1” please continue to Step 2.
Step 2: TJC Pre-marital Questionnaire
Fill out and submit Pre-marital Questionnaire. This should be completed independently by both individuals. Please note the amount of effort individuals put into this questionnaire and the counseling process will be the amount participants get out of this time. Make the most of it, and begin creating a firm marriage foundation today.
Step 3: Mentor Couple
Once you have submitted your Pre-marital Questionnaire, we will begin the process of matching you with a mentor couple and contact you regarding next steps in the following weeks. The mentor couple will walk you through a series of sessions designed to equip you with the resources you’ll need to build a healthy, God-honoring marriage.
Participants can view the syllabus and needed materials here.
Requesting a TJC pastor
If you are interested in having a pastor from TJC officiate your wedding, please complete the TJC Pastor Request Form. Those requesting should do so as soon as possible, preferably 6-8 months in advance. Please read the requirements and fill out the form. We look forward to hearing from you as you prepare for your wedding day!